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Papers of George Norman Burkhardt

Reference Number(s) GB 133 GNB
Held at The University of Manchester Library Contact Details
Dates of Creation 1900-1991
Physical Description 1.2 linear metres 39 items.
Name of Creator George Norman Burkhardt, 1900-1991, chemist
Language of Material English
Location Collection available at the University Archive and Records Centre, main University Library
Cataloguing Info [ hide ]
Title Papers of George Norman Burkhardt
Author Finding aid compiled by Jane Speller.
Publication The John Rylands University Library
150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH, England, tel.: +44 (0)161-275 3764, fax: +44 (0)161-834 5574,

© The John Rylands University Library, The University of Manchester, 2011

Edition 1st edition
Creation Finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Jane Speller using Oxygen XML Editor v.12.1, February 2011
Descriptive Rules Finding aid compiled according to JRUL's Guide to the listing of archives (3rd edition, 2004), which is based on the General International Standard Archival Description (ISAD(G)), second edition.
Language Usage Finding aid written in English.

Scope and content

Papers of the academic chemist and university administrator, George Burkhardt.

The main body of records in the archive is a collection of theses (GNB/4), papers and chemistry note books (GNB/1) describing the work of Burkhardt in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Manchester. Other papers describe his chemistry interests outside of the department (GNB/2), as well as his involvement in the administration of the University via his involvement with Hulme Hall (GNB/3). The collection has value in terms of the insight it provides into chemistry research and education at this time.

Biographical history

George Norman Burkhardt (1900-1991) was a member of the Chemistry department at the University of Manchester between 1923-1968. He also worked as in the University administration, serving as two Vice-Chancellors, Sir John Stopford and Sir William Mansfield Cooper.

Born in London in 1900, Burkhardt moved soon after to Swindon with his parents and brother. He was offered places to read chemistry at both Manchester and Oxford Universities, choosing Manchester on health grounds. He suffered from severe asthma and felt the humid climate in the North would be beneficial.

Burkhardt gained first class honours in chemistry in 1920, followed by a M.Sc. in 1921, and Ph.D. in 1925. He was appointed assistant lecturer (later lecturer) in chemistry in 1923.was a member of the Chemistry department during the golden years of Lapworth, Robinson, Polanyi, Heilbron, Todd, Evans and Hirst. His PhD. was in the physical aspects of organic chemistry, and supervised by Arthur Lapworth.

Burkhardt was a very visible member in the wider life of the University. He enjoyed a long connection with Hulme Hall, firstly as a student, then as an academic member, only resigning from the Hall Committee in 1987 due to ill health. The new residential block, Burkhardt House, was named after him in 1998. Parallel to this work was his work for the Convocation of the University, in which he played a central role for half a century, sustaining links between the University and its alumni.

During the Second World War he became involved with academic administration, and his skills in this area were much valued by the University. As secretary to the Faculty of Science, Burkhardt took charge of the interdepartmental honours general science degree. After the War, the Vice-Chancellor, Sir John Stopford, recognised his role as advisor and created the special post of Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for him, with membership of the Senate.

In 1950 Burkhardt became secretary to the newly formed Manchester Joint Research Council, a unique partnership between the University and the Manchester Chamber of Commerce to promote better relations between academe and industry in postwar Britain. He remained active in the Council until it was wound up in 1972.

Burkhardt also had a keen interest in the history of chemistry. During his retirement, Burkhardt wrote a series of papers on the history of the department of chemistry and on Manchester scientists.

Arrangement

Although some parts of the archive were kept in labeled folders, there was no discernible system of arrangement to the collection as a whole.

The papers have been arranged into four series:

  • /1 Papers of and relating to the department of Chemistry.
  • /2 General papers of George Norman Burkhardt.
  • /3 Papers relating to the University of Manchester.
  • /4 Theses.

Conditions Governing Access

The records in the collection are open to any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

The archive was donated by the Burkhardt family in 1991. The archive was accumulated and maintained by George Burkhardt up until his death in 1991.

Archivist's Note

Note: material relating to the Manchester Joint Research Council was identified as a separate collection in 2010 and removed. This material now forms the Manchester Joint Research Council Archive (JRC). This archive was formerly referenced as GNBA/16-GNBA/24 in the Burkhardt papers.

Related Material

For Burkhardt's involvement in the Manchester Joint Research Council, see the JRC archive, held by JRUL.

See also the Department of Chemistry archive (DCH). the Vice-Chancellor's archive has a file on Burkhardt's role in University administration, VCA/7/122


Bibliography

G.N.Burkhardt, 'The School of Chemistry in the University of Manchester', The Journal of the Royal Institute of Chemistry, September 1954.

Index terms

Subjects
Chemistry history England Manchester
Universities and colleges history England Manchester
Personal Names
Burkhardt George Norman 1900-1911 chemist
Corporate Names
Victoria University of Manchester
University of Manchester Department of Chemistry
Geographical Names
Manchester

Constituent Records


Papers of and relating to the Department of Chemistry ( 1928-1932 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/1
Physical Description 15 items

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the work of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Manchester. Including typescript copies and manuscript works on Chemistry.

Former reference: GNBA/10-GNBA/13, GNBA/30-GNBA/33 and one un-numbered file [for items GNB/1/1-15]. Arrangement


Draft of an Essay ( 1939 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/1/1
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Typescript draft of an essay by Dr. G.N. Burkhardt entitled ‘Arthur Lapworth and Others: structure, properties, and mechanics of reactions of carbon compounds; some developments 1898 to 1939, with particular reference to Arthur Lapworth and his work.’ Includes a photograph of Lapworth.

Former reference: GNBA/10a.


Research Project ( 1939 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/1/2
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Imperial Chemistry Industries Limited, Dyestuffs Group Research Committee, Research Project No: 403, Trimene Base”: Its Chemical Constitution’. A report proposed by Dr. G.N. Burkhardt and Dr. Coffey and carried out by Mr. Douglas Charles Wright, at the University of Manchester. A draft of the report is attached to the thesis presented for the Degree of Master of Science in the Victoria University of Manchester in 1940, by Douglas Charles Wright, BSc. ‘Part 1. The condensation of products of phenols withƇ - ƈ unsaturated ketones. Part II The condensation products of non-aromatic amines with formaldehyde.’ supervised by Dr. G.N. Burkhardt and Professor A.R. Todd.

Former reference: GNBA/11


Laboratory Notebook ( 1932 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/1/3
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Laboratory notebook belonging to Donald Holroyd Hey.


Laboratory Notebook ( 1937 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/1/4
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Laboratory notebook belonging to J.B. Aldersley, describing work undertaken in the Chemistry Department of the University of Manchester. ‘Grammar School Burnley’ is embossed on the cover of the notebook.

Former reference: GNBA/13


Correspondence (1932-1928 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/1/5
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Correspondence relating to the chemistry research projects being carried out by or supervised by Dr. G.N. Burkhardt, including an off-print of an article for The Journal of The Chemistry Society by G.N. Burkhardt and Harold Wood. Entitled, 'Nitroarylsulphuric Acids and their Reduction Products', with corrections highlighted by Burkhardt. Various hand written chemistry notes and equations on loose pages, mostly in Burkhardt's hand.


Notes and Examination papers ( 1960-1967 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/1/6
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Burkhardt’s hand written notes regarding chemistry examinations. University of Manchester B.Sc chemistry examination papers and ‘Terminal Examination Chemistry 105’ examination papers. ‘Terminal Examination Chemistry 105’ class results sheet. Notes on Amino Acids, Atomic Structure, and Conjugation. J.M Fawcett, ‘The effect of substitution in Benzene on Side Chair reactions’, Organic Chemistry II (3) exam paper. Part of a glossary of chemistry terms.


Notes and Examination papers Notes on Trimene Base Cetyl Carbonate ( 1938-1941 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/1/7
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Research notes by Burkhardt on Trimene Base Cetyl Carbonate. Correspondence with Imperial Chemistry Industries Limited (Dyestuffs Group) regarding a research project on Trimene Base Cetyl Carbonate.


Notes about Chemistry ( 1925-1966 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/1/8
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Typescript and handwritten chemistry papers, including notes on Amino Acids, Substitution in benzene derivatives, Atomic Structure, Chemistry 105, Acetylene, Structure of benzene, Resolution, Stereochemistry, Pyridine, Isomerism, Chemistry VIII and Chemistry XI. Notes on, ‘A Natural Sciences Course,1957-8’. National Union of Students pamphlet, ‘Outline for Discussion on The Reform of University Education’. The Chemical Society, newsletter describing council activities.

Various reprints from the Journal of the Chemical Society, including: ‘Theories of polar and non-polar free affinities. A practical and theoretical reply to some recent criticisms and comparisons’, by George Norman Burkhardt and Arthur Lapworth; ‘The action of fuming sulphuric acid on hexane, cyclohexane and some of their derivatives’, by George Norman Burkhardt; ‘Preliminary note on the Synthesis of Compounds related to antirachitic vitamins’, by John B. Aldersley and G. Norman Burkhardt; ‘The School of Chemistry in The University of Manchester (Faculty of Science)’ by G. N. Burkhardt; ‘The Hydrolysis of Arylsulphuric Acids. Part 1.’ by G. Norman Burkhardt, W.G. Kenneth Ford and Eric Singleton. Part II. Kinetic Considerations by G. Norman Burkhardt, Alwyn G. Evans and Ernest Warhurst; and ‘Arylsulphuric Acids’ by George Norman Burkhardt and Frank Lapworth; ‘The Hydrolysis of Arylsulphuric Acids. Part III.’ by G. Norman Burkhardt, Charles Horrex and Doreen I. Jenkins; ‘The Synthesis of Compounds related to the Antirachitic vitamins. Ax-DI-x-cycloHexenylethylene’ by G. Norman Burkhardt and Nathan Hindley; and ‘The Action of Chlorosulphonic Acid on Phenol and p-Cresol at Low Temperatures’ by G. Norman Burkhardt.

Re-prints from the Journal of the Royal Institute of Chemistry, including: ‘Effects induced by the Phenyl Group’ by Frank Ashworth and George Norman Burkhardt; ‘Nitroarylsulphuric Acids and their Reduction Products’ by George Norman Burkhardt and Harold Wood; and ‘The Chemist as Administrator, opening remarks’ by G.N. Burkhardt.

Re-prints from Nature Journal, ‘Influence of Substituents on Organic Reactions: a Quantitative Relationship’; ‘Steric Hindrance and Heats of Formation’; and ‘Obituary for Prof. A. Lapworth F.R.S.’; all by G. N. Burkhardt.

Re-prints from The Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, ‘”Unshared” Electrons and the Effects produced by o-p-Directive Substituents in organic Molecules’ by George Norman Burkhardt and Meredith Gwynne Evans; and ‘Arthur Lapworth’. Re-print from The School Science Review, ‘Physical or Chemical?’ by George Novello Copley. Re-print from the Travaux Chimiques des Pays Bays, ‘The Addition of Hydrogen Bromide to Vinyl Bromide’ by George Norman Burkhardt and Wesley Cocker. Re-print from The Biochemical Journal, ‘Pigmented Marine Animal Oils’ by Burkhardt, Heilbron, Jackson, Parry and Lovern.

Former reference: GNBA/30/1-33, plus a quantity of un-numbered items.


Reports on Chemistry research projects ( 1937-1940 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/1/9
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Reports on chemistry research at Manchester University on Vulcafor BA and Aldehyde-amine condensation products by G.N. Burkhardt and J.D. Pennington. Written up for the Imperial Chemical Industries Limited, Dyestuffs Group Research Committee.


Papers on Chemistry research projects ( 1935-1949 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/1/10
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Reports on chemistry research at Manchester University including, Vulcafor BA and Aldehyde-amine condensation products by G.N. Burkhardt and J.D. Pennington. Written up for the Imperial Chemical Industries Limited, Dyestuffs Group research Committee.

Papers, reports and letters in a file marked ‘Papers for writing up Aldehyde-amine acceleration’. Marked on the inside ‘Confidential I.C.I. Reports and Letters. Analyses’. Hand written notes in several different hands, including Burkhardt and Pennington.

Article from the Silver Jubilee supplement of a Swindon newspaper, entitled ‘The Growth of Technical Education'.


Chemistry research notes ( 1936-1937 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/1/11
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Letter from Heilbron regarding the effects of alkyl groups. A quantity of hand written chemistry research notes, in different hands.

Receipt in the name of Burkhardt, for a train ticket to Swindon.


Chemistry reading subjects ( 1930-1931 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/1/12
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Chemistry reading lists, including 3rd Year Honours. University Chemical Department, list of lectures in Organic Chemistry. List of ‘Minor Research Problems.’


Chemistry notebooks and papers ( 1928-1933 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/1/13
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Burkhardt’s chemistry notebook. Chemistry notebook marked, ‘'W.Wood Stokes Work in conjunction with Dr. G.N. Burkhardt’ and containing notes by various student researchers, with titles including, ‘The preparation of Styrene’, ‘Investigation into the relative Rates of addition of HI & HCI to Cyclohexene’, ‘Discussion on Mercaptan addition to Ethylene’, ‘Ethylene Sulphuric Acid’, ‘Examination of Prawn Oil’, ‘Addition of Phenylmercaptan to Vinyl Ethers’.

Photograph of John Dalton’s memorial stone, in an envelope, with text on the back. Reprints of articles by Burkhardt, ‘The Action of Fuming Sulphuric Acid on Hexane, cycloHexane, and some of their Derivatives’ from The Journal of the Chemistry Society and ‘Unshared Electrons and the effects Produced by o-p-Directive Substituents in organic Molecules’ from the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, co-authored with Meredith Gwynne Evans.

Proof of papers to be read by the Chemical Society. Third Year Honours reading list. Notes on Practical Organic Chemistry. Various Chemistry examination papers, lecture courses and reading lists.


Chemistry notebook ( unknown )

Reference GB 133 GNB/1/14
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Chemistry notebook showing the work of G.N. Burkhardt and Donald Hey on ‘Equilibrium in Halogen Interchange Reactions Involving Organic Halides’.


History of the Department ( 1971 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/1/15
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Reel to reel recording tape of the voice of G.N. Burkhardt, from 1971, entitled ‘History of Department’.


General Archives of George Norman Burkhardt ( 1938-1966 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/2
Physical Description 7 items

Scope and Content

General correspondence and other miscellaneous papers relating to Burkhardt’s work in the university, his chemistry research and his scientific education interests. Former reference: GNBA/14 & GNBA/15 [for items GNB/2/1-GNB/2/7].


Correspondence ( 1938-1966 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/2/1
Physical Description 2 items

Scope and Content

Correspondence and other miscellaneous papers relating to Burkhardt’s work both in and outside the University, including an application for a patent for 'Unsaturated Alcehydes' discovered by Dr. Burkhardt, Professor Heilbron and Mr. Allersley. Correspondence regarding British Scientific Manpower research; recovering a lost bronze bust of Professor H.B.Dixon; Lord Simon's request for statistics and studies on student and staff numbers in science departments pre and post war Britain; requests for obituary information on J.L.Simonsen and R.Best; and establishing a Museum of Science and Technology. Papers and letters describing Burkhardt’s chemistry interests, e.g. scholarly articles, giving papers and talking at speech days in local schools.

Former reference: GNBA/14/1-169

Conditions Governing Access

File of employee references (closed to public inspection).


Abstract of a talk (1952 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/2/2
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Copy of an abstract of a talk on ‘University Requirements’. Given to the Central Youth Employment Executive, Conference of Youth Employment Officers, by G.N. Burkhardt, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor, Tutor to the Faculty of Science, University of Manchester. Annotated by Burkhardt with additional hand written notes attached.

Former reference: GNBA/15/4


Obituary notice ( 1956 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/2/3
Physical Description 2 items

Scope and Content

Two copies of an obituary notice for Stanley Robert Best, written by Burkhardt for the Chemical Society journal. Annotated by Burkhardt. Former reference: GNBA/15/12 & 13


Chemistry essays, notes and examination papers ( 1907-1944 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/2/4
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Burkhardt’s undergraduate chemistry papers, including Practical Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry.

Three early notebooks belonging to Burkhardt, one from The College Swindon, containing mainly handwritten essays and papers, by Burkhardt, Heilbron and others, with titles including, ‘Some Colloidal Phenomena’, ‘The Wandering of Certain Molecule Groups in Organic Molecules’, ‘The Structure of Inorganic Cpds(sic)’, ‘Outline of a New Syst. of Thermodynamic Chemistry’, ‘The Photosynthesis of Plant Products’, ‘Carbon Assimilation’, ‘Synthesis of Carbohydrates in Plants’, ‘Theory of Organic Reactions’, ‘Theories of Organic Chemistry’, ‘The Properties of groups attached to the Benzene ranj (sic)’, Halogen Compounds’, ‘Odd additional Points on Amino Acids’, and ‘Classification of Reagents and Groupings’.

An essay on ‘Hydrates in Aqueous Solution’ by H.C. Jones (1907). Notes on the evolution of man. Notes entitled, ‘Courses for Honours General Science’. Typed notes on ‘Atomic Structure’. Victoria University of Manchester Honours School of General Science, Chemistry II. and Chemistry II. A., examination papers.

Salvation Army 'Harvest Appeal 1944’ collection envelope, located in the back of one of the notebooks.


Obituary Notice ( 1991 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/2/5
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Bound collection of copies of newspaper obituary notices for George Norman Burkhardt with a copy of the speech given at his funeral, compiled by his sons.


Correspondence ( 1953-1958 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/2/6
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Correspondence relating to Burkhardt’s connections with American and Canadian Universities. Including and visits to Boston and Harvard, M.I.T.s. Examination papers. Cunard Steam-Ship Company baggage insurance receipt. Newspaper cuttings including, The Times Educational Supplement 'American Universities’, ‘Moral Development of Future Technicians’ and ‘British Universities Backward?’.

Report of the Joint Committee of The Ministry of Education and The Royal Institute of Chemistry on ‘National Certificates in Chemistry and In Applied Chemistry’. Statistics on student grades.

Correspondence with Lord Simon regarding his speech on 'Technology' in the House of Lords.

Various correspondence describing the proposed Nuffield Foundation Scientific Manpower Project research.

Papers and minutes of the Lancashire Education Committee regarding local secondary education.


Correspondence and other papers ( 1954-1980 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/2/7
Physical Description 3 items

Scope and Content

Correspondence relating to Burkhardt’s chemistry lectures and essays, including drafts of speeches and essays. Two off-prints of an article entitled ‘Chemistry’ by Burkhardt from ‘University Perspectives’. Reprint of the ‘School of Chemistry in the University of Manchester’ by Burkhardt, from The Journal of the Royal Institute of Chemistry. Reprint of ‘The Functions and Methods of Universities: A Personal and Mainly Retrospective View’, by Burkhardt, from The Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society Volume 113. Reprint of 'Some Impressions from a visit to University Institutions in the United States and Canada'.

Correspondence requesting information on Dr.Chaim Weizman for a biography, 'The Letters of Weizman', including a report by Professor H.B.Dixon regarding Weizman's research and a copy of information on the 'University's New Chemical Labs' in 1909. Request for biographical information on Sir Robert Robinson for The Royal Society publication.


Papers Relating to the University ( 1912-1930 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/3
Physical Description 6 items

University Papers ( 1912-1971 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/3/1
Physical Description 2 items

Scope and Content

Papers from a file labeled, ‘History of the University’. An invitation, ‘Past and Present Students Dinner. To Harold B. Dixon: F.R.S. March 2nd 1912’. A celebration of Dixon’s twenty five years as Professor of Chemistry at the University. A printed thank you card, ‘Manchester University, with kindest regards and thanks to all my students, March 2nd 1912. The card contains two images of Dixon one from 1886 and one from 1911 and is signed by him. Two photographs of a class of students, including one Chinese student. A booklet, ‘Rules of the Manchester University Union’. Victoria University syllabus, ‘University Extension Lectures, Eccles. Syllabus of a course of six lectures on the “Chemistry of Common Life” by Harold B. Dixon, M.A., F.R.S., Professor of Chemistry in the Owens College’. Victoria University syllabus, ‘University Extension Lectures, Owens College.

Syllabus of a course of eight lectures on the “Story of Chemical Discovery” by Harold B. Dixon, M.A., F.R.S., Professor of Chemistry in the Owens College’. Miscellaneous notes, including part of some biographical notes on A.L. A policy booklet.‘Seven Universities Democratic Association’

Page from The Serpent with a piece of text entitled ‘The Poetry of Chemistry’ by H. Bompas Smith.

Press cutting entitled, ‘Manchester University Needs, New Library: More Accommodation: Space for Recreation. Opportunity for Benefactors.’ Programme, ‘The New Metallurgical Laboratories, to be opened by Sir George T. Beilby, F.R.S., on Tuesday September 11th,1923’. The booklet contains a plan of the University Metallurgy Laboratories. Programme for a ‘Conversazione, held at the University of Manchester, Saturday Tenth November 1923’. The booklet contains a map of the University for visitors. Programme, ‘Jubilee of the Foundation of the University and the Eightieth Anniversary of Owens College. Congregation of the University in the Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester. Friday May 23rd, 1930’. ‘Order of Service’, notes and press cutting relating to this event.

Press cutting describing the appointment of Professor Michael Polanyi as Chair of Physical Chemistry at the University of Manchester.

Article reprinted from Manchester Guardian, ‘Prof. Conway on Education. Four Point Programme’. Manchester University Settlement, Ancoats, leaflet, ‘Mondays at 8pm beginning on Sept. 28th in the Horsfall Art Museum, Every St. Lectures on Old and New Testaments by Rev. T. Micklin, M.A. Twelve lectures illustrated by lantern slides for Sunday School teachers, Club Leaders and Bible Students.’

Marking sheets for ‘The Making of Civilization (course)’. Letter from Burkhardt to his father regarding establishing a foundation course for Chemistry students. Press cutting regarding a tribute to Professor H.B. Dixon, celebrating 35 years as Chair of Chemistry at the University. Various correspondence to and from Burkhardt regarding science education in schools.


Convocation papers (1946-1970 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/3/2
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers relating to University Convocation matters, including: The Goldsmiths’ Company’s Post Graduate Dominions (Travelling) Scholarships and Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland; 'Convocation party, 86 years on'; membership of Convocation and Annual Meeting of Convocation; Convocation discussion on University development; post graduate courses and apprentices; article reprint from The Journal of Chemical Education entitled ‘A Clock Reaction’. A memo and papers from Metropolitan Vickers Electrical Company Ltd. regarding a post graduate scheme for their graduate apprentices.


Canadian Review papers ( 1963-1966 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/3/3
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Papers relating to a report on 'The Research and Development Industry and the Government in Canada'. A University of Alberta, paper on ’The Provincial Institute of Technology and Art Calgary'; and draft of a paper on ‘Drop-out rates in Engineering’ by the Economics and Research branch of the Department of Labour, Canada.


Papers and notes on the University ( 1949-1957 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/3/4
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Various papers and notes relating to Burkhardt's work in the University, including, ‘University of Manchester Fresher’s Conference 1952’; ‘The University of Manchester’ by Burkhardt, reprinted from The Chemistry and Industry Journal ; report by the University Committee on 'General Education'. ‘University Study Committee on Future Programmes’ notes; examination papers; lecture notes; notes on grants to the University; speeches to Barrow, Sale and Salford Grammar Schools; and notes on chemical research including ‘Molecular Rearrangement’.


Correspondence and other papers ( 1959-1962 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/3/5
Physical Description 2 items

Scope and Content

Correspondence with Professor B.H. Flowers regarding the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) post graduate research awards. Papers relating to the University Central Council of Admissions, regarding selection and admissions. University applicant's 'Headmaster's Confidential Report' form.


Speeches and other papers ( 1949-1957 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/3/6
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Copies of speeches and other papers, including a reprint from Chemistry and Industry entitled 'The University of Manchester'. Copy of various after dinner and conference speeches including 'Principles and Practice for the Union and SCM Committee. Convocation notes.


Theses ( 1923-1949 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/4
Physical Description 9 items

Scope and Content

Typescript copies of Masters Theses undertaken in the department of Chemistry at the University of Manchester under the supervision of Burkhardt and colleagues.

Former reference: GNBA/1-GNBA/3, GNBA/5, GNBA/7-9 and one un-numbered item. [for items GNB/4/1-9].


Thesis ( 1924 )

Reference GB 133 GNB/4/1
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Thesis presented for the Degree of Master of Science in the University of Manchester by Frank Lapworth. ‘1. The action of high strength fuming sulphuric acid on certain organic bases at low temperatures. 2. The investigation of the polarity of the “phenyl” group with reference to hydrogen, as indicated by the addition of polar reagents to styrene.’ Research carried out under the direction of Professor A. Lapworth during the Session 1923-1924.

Former reference: GNBA/1